Chatswood High School Co-Curricular Music Program
The Chatswood High School Music Program is a dynamic and exciting co-curricular program that strives for excellence by providing students with a well-rounded musical education and a lifelong appreciation for music. All students are welcome in our program regardless of musical experience. It is never too late to start learning an instrument!
Since starting in 1980 with less than 20 students, the program has grown into the largest co-curricular program at CHS with over 250 students involved across 20 ensembles. The program has brought significant accolades to the school over the years through participation in concerts, festivals, competitions and regional and international tours. We encourage all students at Chatswood High School to experience the joys of music making with friends!
|Wind Orchestra||An elite ensemble in which all wind, brass, & percussion positions are auditioned|
|Senior Concert Band||A concert band for wind, brass, & percussion players in years 8-10|
|Junior Concert Band||A concert band for wind, brass, & percussion players in year 7|
|Symphony Orchestra||An elite ensemble in which all strings, wind, brass, & percussion positions are auditioned|
|Chamber Strings||An elite ensemble for experienced string players, by audition|
|Junior Strings||A junior ensemble for string players from Years 7-9|
|Senior Vocal Ensemble||A small ensemble for the most accomplished singers in the school. All positions are auditioned|
|Choir||A large open choir for all ages and abilities. All MP members are encouraged to join this ensemble|
|Big Band 1||A senior jazz ensemble for saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass, guitar, piano and drums. All positions are auditioned, subject to available places|
|Big Band 2||A junior big band, for younger jazz players. Open to all students|
|Senior Jazz Combo||A small senior jazz combo for trumpet, saxophone, bass, piano and drums. Membership is by invitation|
|Junior Jazz Combo||A small junior jazz combo. Open to all students, subject to availability|
|Senior Percussion Ensemble||An ensemble for senior percussion students in Yr 10-12|
|Junior Percussion Ensemble||An ensemble for junior percussion students in Yr 7-9|
|Rock Bands||Small ensembles for guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocals. Places subject to availability|
|Guitar Ensembles||Small ensembles for acoustic and electric guitars. These are open to students of all abilities|
If you have any questions about the Music Program, type of ensemble your child should join, instrument your child should learn etc please fill out the following enquiry form: https://forms.gle/kZ6s5Hpn8FsJiEfQ9
If you would like to enrol your child in an ensemble or request instrument hire (instrumental hire and private tuition included) please fill out the following form.
YEAR 7 2023 MUSIC PROGRAM ENROLMENT FORM:
YEAR 8-12 MUSIC PROGRAM ENROLMENT FORM:
Instruments for Hire
Double Bass (for use at school only)
Flute (limited availability)
Drumkit (limited availability)
Xylophone (limited availability)
Vibraphone (limited availability)
Bass Guitar (limited availability)
2023 Fee Structure:
Participation in one large ensemble or multiple ensembles: $550 (concert bands, orchestra, junior strings or multiple ensembles)
Participation in one small ensemble: $350 (Choir, jazz combo, percussion ensemble, guitar groups, rock band)
Instrumental Hire: $240 per year ($120 fee for percussionists in ensembles)
Private Tuition: We have a team of 30 tutors available for private tuition on school grounds before and after school. Payments are made privately directly to tutors.
Music Camps and Tours - additional cost. A Music Camp for Junior Concert Band, Junior Strings, Choir and Senior Concert Band has been planned for 8-10th May, 2022 at the Collaroy Conference Centre.